Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) – Shelley, ID – July 23, 2018
It's a job if you need one and it's pretty easy to get, however, the environment and culture of the place aren't very good. Management promotes low-quality people who happen to be their favorites. A lot of the decisions they make don't make sense and they are willing to lose money just to keep unqualified people in charge.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Blackfoot, ID – August 9, 2018
Beware, compensation and location is tempting, but morale is at record low and vacancies a record high. Factories are in bad shape and while company is trying to rebuild, it is too little too late. All crews are short staffed and under trained. Lots of secrecy and rumors about restructuring have many more looking to leave. They don't promote from within and leave good employees in same spot for years. They demote people without warning, fire people just short of retirement, but the health clinic is nice.
A caring family owned company now resorts to bully management
No one feels safe, jobs are given out and taken away. Everyone is replaceable.
Employee (Former Employee) – Moses Lake, WA – July 19, 2018
This used to be a great place to work. Management has gone through a total overhaul, and no one hourly or salary feels safe in their positions. People are advanced through the ranks only to be let go for failing due to inadequate training. Pay is decent, but still falls short due to all the pressure. Understaffed, those who work on lines suffer the most and are forced to work 16+ hour days due to lack of trained help.
Operator Helper (Current Employee) – Moses Lake, WA – May 15, 2018
Hard to take time off. Always hassled and pushed to do more than you have time for. Is not a job i would enjoy going back to. Managment is very focused on pushing their employees to do more than a normal workload and angry when not meeting their expectaions.
This job was fun, managment doesn't take care of major issues.
LINE TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Rexburg, Idaho – May 2, 2018
This job was fun and challenging physically and mentally. I enjoyed learning my line and how everything worked together. The only part I did not like was being on a cement floor for twelve hours and if the line wasn't running then no break. I could not do that kind of work anymore, hard on back. Management would not take care of issues of harassment, that is other reason for leaving. Examples are getting verbally assaulted by an employee that was under my supervision. One more example is getting hit by a forklift because of careless driving. Reported, but nothing was done.
Gemine Operator Helper (Former Employee) – Rexburg, ID – March 15, 2018
As bracket 2 you do a lot of cleaning with high pressure water guns and vacuuming depending on the area you are working. It a hot place to work. You do a lot of independent work and some team working.Hardest part of the job is the heat and going behind others who didn't clean as well as they should have. I loved cleaning on the second floor its a wet area but I truly enjoyed just cleaning each piece of equipment and knowing that I did my job correctly and it didn't have to be redone by someone else because I did my job right. I felt that management needs to listen to the employee more they are the ones running the equipment not management.
Pays more then most jobs in the area
short breaks and hard to take time off if your full time
Great place to work, can be challenging at times, lots of great people to work with.
SHIFT MANAGER (Former Employee) – Shelley, ID – February 10, 2018
There are a lot of things going on that make every day different. The people want to make a difference and do a good job. There are some really great people working there both in management and on the floor.
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Moses Lake Washington – February 10, 2018
Basic American foods had three people doing my job and cut down to one person doing it and we’re not even give him one days pay for an honest days work I was told to my face that I was lucky to have a job and I was overpaid they had $1000 deductible for their insurance so most hourly employees cannot afford the deductible
Operations (Former Employee) – Blackfoot, ID – February 8, 2018
Upper Management in production side does not communicate with well with others on administrative side or hourly employees to give a clear path on career development. More training is needed overall with team leads and LO's for better production and scheduling. Operation Coordinator position is underpaid and no career path in that position for management. Employees are constantly changing positions with very little one on one training around heavy machinery, equipment. Scary and intimidating for new hires and temps.
24/7 12 hour rotation shifts can be brutal on body
Shift Manager (Current Employee) – Rexburg, ID – January 30, 2018
If you're looking to get a paycheck and watch people get away with poor decision-making and zero accountability, then this is the place for you. I am an ambitious person with every intention to do what I must to move up in the company, but all I've received is empty promises while I watch underperformers receive job offer after job offer. The company cares not for your merits.
Temporary Employee (Former Employee) – Shelley, ID – December 18, 2017
Managers without much sway seem eager to help and improve. Unfortunately the people that are in charge do not care. HR is impossible to reach, I often got close to being run down by forklifts, and you can forget about reaching anyone outside of your shift. I was told not to be there on my shift, and as a result my time as a temp ended with two weeks of me not coming in to work because I couldn’t get my schedule. I worked for six months, and even though I often brought up getting hired on, they only said I was up on the list and then nothing would happen. They do not care about you.
Some managers and most warehouse workers are great to work with.
The way up or in is blocked with people looking after themselves.
Operator helper/QA tech (Former Employee) – Moses Lake, WA – November 28, 2017
When I left Basic American, it was with a heavy heart. The culture is amazing, there's a really nice feel, you become family. Management is generally great, and competent. Working conditions aren't bad, but you're definitely pushed to perform. Which I liked, because there was always room for improvement and there was variety in the work.
Paid lunches, great pay and benefits, amazing culture, great management
Weekends are almost always required, shifts aren't guaranteed, you're gonna get dirty